No. 11 Scots cruise past Trojans, 78-36


The 11th-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team dominated Hannibal-LaGrange University from start to finish as the Scots cruised to a 78-36 victory inside Becknell Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

With the impressive win, Lyon improves to 19-2 overall and 15-1 in American Midwest Conference play, while Hannibal-LaGrange University drops to 4-17 overall and 2-14 in conference action. (Check out the stats by clicking here.)

A layup by Haley Wesley, assisted by Jade Giron, gave the Scots a quick 11-3 lead midway through the first quarter. Lyon continued to extend their advantage after a Marleigh Dodson basket gave the hosts a 26-7 lead at the end of the first stanza.

Lyon carried the momentum they gained at the end of the first period into the start of the second quarter as the Scots scored the first 15 points of the second quarter. A pair of layups by Alexis Moore capped off the big run. Lyon continued to stymie the Trojans as the Scots took a 33-point lead into halftime, 44-11.

Lyon continued to use excellent passing and tenacious defense in the second half as the Scots saw their lead increase to 46 points, 66-20, after Jade Giron finished a layup off a steal from Madison Riley.

Both sides exchanged baskets in the fourth quarter as the Scots finished off a dominating performance, 78-36.

Marleigh Dodson and Alexis Moore paced the Scots with 13 points each, while Madison Riley dished out 7 assists in the contest. Lyon shot 50.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from beyond the three-point line. The Scots held the Trojans to just 28 percent shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from beyond the arc while forcing 21 turnovers.

The Scots will open up another four-game AMC road trip on Thursday at Stephens College. Tip-off for Thursday’s game is set for 7 p.m.

Image via Lyon College

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